Mamma Mia is the name of the game at the Empire Theatre with the blockbuster ABBA jukebox musical opening to audiences next week.
On stage from March 5-15, Mamma Mia tells the hilarious heart-warming story of a young woman’s search for her birth father before her wedding, which brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years ago.
Director James Shaw said Mamma Mia! was still an incredibly popular musical 20 years after it first came to the stage.
“Mamma Mia! has clearly resonated with people around the world; it’s a feel good story loved by so many people,” Mr Shaw said.
“This show is full of real relationships that everyone can identify with, mothers and daughters, fathers and friends and I think that is the key to it’s success,” he said.
“I have a long association with Mamma Mia!, having worked with touring productions around the world, so the opportunity to bring this show to Toowoomba with a brand new production using local talent is something I jumped at.
“Having our fantastic local cast means we can present our own take on the show and on the characters.”
Mr Shaw said Mamma Mia’s incredible story was combined with 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits and a lot of laughs.
“The show finishes with a bang and the finale was actually one of the first numbers the cast learnt. It’s the ultimate ABBA party and I can’t wait for everyone to jump up and party along with the cast.”
The Empire Theatres production of Mamma Mia! stars Diana Holt as Donna and Sophie Volp as Sophie.
Diana and Sophie are joined on stage by an incredible lineup of local performers including Michael Escober (Sam Carmichael), Trent Sellars (Harry Bright), Tristan James (Bill Austin), James Taylor (Sky), Vicki Bravery (Tanya), Gayle Dixon (Rosie), Sophie Kleinschmidt (Lisa), Kate Hudson-James (Ali), Nicholas Joy (Pepper) and Joshua Rognoni (Eddie) as well as an exceptional ensemble and band of backstage singers.
The Empire Theatres production of Mamma Mia! is proudly presented by Living Gems Lifestyle Resorts.
An additional performance on Thursday 12 March has recently gone on sale due to popular demand.
For more information or to book tickets to this performance, please contact the Empire Theatre on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au.
In line with the Federal Government’s ban on indoor public gatherings over 100 people the Empire Theatre is now closed.
All performances between now and April 30 will be cancelled or postponed until later in the year.
As more information comes to light, we will continue to update our patrons.
We thank you for your patience as we work through this complicated situation.